Excellence in Teaching Awards

About the awards

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences seeks to recognise and reward excellent teaching that responds to evidence of effective student learning.

The Faculty’s Awards program is designed to recognise the teaching excellence of staff at all career levels, to encourage teachers to engage in reflective teaching practices and to promote and support the development of high quality and innovative teaching.

Applying for these awards encourages: critical reflection on teaching and learning; evaluation of teaching practice; engagement with higher educational research; and a focus on improving student learning.

Awards Ceremony

Please join us in congratulating the winners of the Faculty's 2014 Teaching Excellence Awards.

Date: Thursday, 6 November 2014.
Time: 4–6 pm.
Venue: Woolley Common Room, Level 4, John Woolley Building (A20).


The awards will be presented by Professor Duncan Ivison, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Recipients of the 2014 Teaching Excellence and Teaching Initiative awards will be invited to give a brief presentation on how they were able to engage with and respond to evidence of effective student learning to successfully achieve excellence in teaching.

Drinks and canapes will follow the formal proceedings.

Awards categories

The links below lead to guidelines, forms and 2014 closing dates for applications in the four categories of Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award currently on offer. A workshop for those intending to apply for an Award will be advertised for early May 2014. Previous winners will be on hand to provide advice to prospective applicants.

  1. Excellence in Teaching (Design and Practice)
  2. Excellence in Teaching (Practice)
  3. Teaching Initiative
  4. Dean's Citation for Excellence in Tutorials